News

A new diploma that will contribute to the creation of innovative solutions to address climate change has been launched

The University for Peace with the support of the ‘Energy Security and Climate Change’ Regional Programme in Latin America of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Universidad La Salle, Costa Rica, inaugurates today the new Diploma on Climate Change, Energy and Sustainable Development, which will serve as a learning space and to exchange...
View more →

The University for Peace Signs a Cooperation Agreement with the General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS)

The General Secretariat of the Organization of American States (GS/OAS), in representation of Secretary General, Ideli Salvatti; and the University for Peace (UPEACE), represented by its Rector, Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena, signed an agreement to establish a framework for cooperation mechanisms between the two Parties, particularly focusing in the...
View more →

UPEACE Celebrates Commencement 2016

8 June 2016. Rodrigo Carazo Campus. The University for Peace (UPEACE) celebrated its Commencement 2016 ceremony on its Rodrigo Carazo Campus. A total of 118 students representing more than 40 countries celebrated the conclusion of the academic year and the beginning of a new stage in their personal and professional lives.
View more →

Professor Miriam Estrada was invited by the National Union of Cuban Jurists and the United Nations to participate at a Conference in Cuba

Professor Miriam Estrada-Castillo was invited by the National Union of Cuban Jurists and the United Nations to attend a Conference organised under the title "Analysis of Challenges and Achievements on the celebration of the 60 years of the establishment of the UN Commission of the Status of Women: achievement of Equality for Women and Children...
View more →

Dean of the University for Peace delivered a lecture on Human Rights Education at the Colombian Diplomatic Academy

Bogota, Colombia. May 10, 2016. Diplomat and professor, Juan Carlos Sáinz-Borgo, Dean for Cooperation Affairs of the University for Peace (UPEACE), delivered a lecture on “Education for Peace in times of post-conflict, the experience of the University for Peace”, at the Diplomatic Academy, Augusto Ramírez Ocampo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs...
View more →

UPEACE signs new academic agreement with Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica

The University for Peace signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), in order to strengthen academic programmes on both institutions. This agreement promotes academic exchanges between both universities and launch new joint projects in areas such as environmental protection, sustainable development, and...
View more →

The University for Peace visits Colombia with the aim of promoting peace

In its attempt to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically goal number 16, the University for Peace – represented by its Rector, Dr. Francisco Rojas Aravena – made several strategic visits to institutions in Bogota, Colombia, generating rapprochement with entities such as the National Police and the Armed Forces.
View more →

UPEACE Faculty Highlight the Closing Plenary: 3rd Global Summit on Childhood

UPEACE Faculty from the Department of Peace and Conflict Studies, Virginia Cawagas, Gal Harmat and Toh Swee-Hin, participated as speakers at the Closing Plenary session of the 3rd Global Summit on Childhood held on March 31st to April 3, 2016 in San Jose, Costa Rica. The Global Summit which registered more than 400 participants from all over the...
View more →

UPEACE Karamoja Cluster Project Successfully Concluded

After three years of arduous work, the University for Peace (UPEACE) is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the “Karamoja Cluster Project” (KCP), a cross-border project with a clear objective, to mitigate pastoral violence within the Karamoja Cluster of Kenya and Uganda. The project, which began in April 2013 and used...
View more →

University for Peace co-sponsors and participates in the 30th Anniversary of the Declaration on the Right to Development

On 29 February, the University for Peace (UPEACE) co-sponsored an event in Geneva which marked the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development. The event, titled "In Search of Dignity for All: The Right to Development at 30", took place at the Palais des Nations and was co-sponsored by The Office of the United Nations High...
View more →

UPEACE participated in the II International Conference“Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All)

UPEACE professors Toh Swee-Hin and Virginia Cawagas, alongside student Amabella Lapiz Carumba from the M.A. Programme in International Peace Studies, participated in the II International Conference on “Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All), held at the Palacio de Convenciones in Havana, Cuba on During the...
View more →

UPEACE develops new Diploma Programme on “Criminal Investigation, Forensic Evidence Analysis and Human Rights Violations”

As part of the Program for the Support of Human Rights – a joint initiative between the European Union and the Government of Honduras – the University for Peace was asked to develop a new Diploma for the staff of the Office of the Special Prosecutor for Human Rights of the Public Ministry, with the objective of strengthen the investigation of...
View more →

UPEACE delegates attend the II International Conference in Cuba

UPEACE professors and student, Amabella Lapiz Carumba, (M.A. Programme in International Peace Studies) participated in the II International Conference on the theme “Con Todos y para el Bien de Todos” (With All and for the Good of All) held at the Palacio de Convenciones, La Habana, Cuba on the 25 to 28 January, 2016. This second International...
View more →

Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano, visits the University for Peace

In an effort to contribute to the essential dialogue around atomic energy, the University for Peace (UPEACE), the Costa Rican Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications, and the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs jointly organized a conference by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Ambassador Yukiya Amano,...
View more →

UPEACE participates in Seminar on Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility in Tabasco, Mexico

Within the framework of the Human Rights, Transnational Enterprises and Social Corporate Responsibility Seminar, the University for Peace, represented by Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo – Dean for International Cooperation – visited the city of Villahermosa, Mexico, with the aim of presenting a fresh vision of Human Rights and Corporate...
View more →

University for Peace Commemorates its 35th Anniversary

San José, Costa Rica. 5 December 2015. The University for Peace (UPEACE) celebrated its 35th Anniversary on 5 December 1980 with a high-level international seminar titled “Conflict and Alternatives to Peace in the 21st Century: New Wars, New Solutions”, which brought together renowned international personalities in the field of human...
View more →

UPEACE Launches the ‘India Initiative’

Campus Rodrigo Carazo, San José, Costa Rica. November 2015. The University for Peace is pleased to announce that it has launched an initiative focusing on greater engagement with students, professionals and universities in India.
View more →